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|53th President of Argentina|
10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019
|Vice President||Gabriela Michetti|
|Preceded by||Cristina Fernández de Kirchner|
|Succeeded by||Alberto Fernández|
|5th Chief of Government of Buenos Aires|
10 December 2007 – 10 December 2015
María Eugenia Vidal
|Preceded by||Jorge Telerman|
|Succeeded by||Horacio Rodríguez Larreta|
|30th Chairman of the Boca Juniors|
27 February 2008 – 1 June 2008
|Preceded by||Pedro Pompilio|
|Succeeded by||Jorge Amor Ameal|
13 December 1995 – 4 December 2007
|Preceded by||Pedro Pompilio|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Pompilio|
|Born||8 February 1959|
|Political party||Commitment to Change (2003–2009)|
Republican Proposal (2009–present)
|Spouse(s)||Yvonne Bordeu (1981–1991)|
Isabel Menditeguy (1994–2005)
Juliana Awada (2010–present)
|Children||Agustina, Jimena, Francisco, Antonia|
Alicia Blanco Villegas
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina|
Mauricio Macri (Spanish pronunciation: [mauˈɾisjo ˈmakɾi]; born 8 February 1959) is an Argentine civil engineer, businessman and politician. He was the 53rd President of Argentina from 10 December 2015 through 10 December 2019. He was the Mayor of Buenos Aires serving from 10 December 2007 through 10 December 2015.
On 22 November 2015, after a tie in the first round of presidential elections on 25 October, Macri won the first ballotage in Argentina's history, beating Front for Victory candidate Daniel Scioli and becoming president-elect. He was inaugurated on 10 December 2015.
Running for president when the Argentine economy was not performing well, Macri campaigned on a platform of change, and promised to pass free market reforms of the economy. Macri made major economic changes as soon as he entered office, hoping to help create jobs. He also is changing the country's foreign policy. While the president that came before him, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, had criticized the United States' policies, Macri has improved relations. In 2016, Barack Obama visited Argentina. The two talked about improving relations, issues in the hemisphere, and an apology from the United States for its support of the dictatorship in Argentina (as well as in several other Latin American countries) in the 1970s and 80s.
Macri has been critical of the government of Nicolas Maduro, and feels that the Venezuelan President is undemocratic and oppressive.
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